More stuff about the music and stories on this weekâs Melodica.
All the shows are archived on the Chris Coco page at Mixcloud.
THE SHOW AND NEW MIXCLOUD GROUP
Check the new Melodica group on Mixcloud, it’s like having your own radio station.
THAT FUZZY FEELING: DOUBLE HILL & JEROME C – BLUE SKY HOLIDAY
This one is a track on the new I Need Love EP on Gadi Mizrahi’s vinyl only Double Standard imprint. Four slabs of quality, downtempo, funky, modern dance music, with this being the Melodica favourite.
A great album of early dancefloor experiments from seminal Manchester label Factory Records, the home of dance heroes New Order, of course. This compilation, put together by Bill Brewster from DJ History, focuses on 12″ mixes and rarities from 1980-1987. It’s an interesting history lesson and perfect inspiration for today and tomorrow.
Bernard Sumner and Martin Hannett during the recording of Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Chris Coco – Holiday is the first release on the new Melodica Recordings label that has sprung out of the aesthetic of the radio show. Read the manifesto
Ellum Audio is the new imprint from current hipster dance sensation Maceo Plex. After making his trademark, bassy, mellow new wave house for cool labels like Crosstown Rebels he’s decided to do the business as well as the creative himself and taken the next logical step. The first release, the High & Sexy EP is out at the end of November.